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Acer S231HLbid Black 23
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Super bright and crisp. It's whites make my not-that-old LCD monitor look like yellowed parchment. It's shocking when you first turn them on side-by-side. I actually had to set it darker so it would more match my LCD.

Cons: I don't really like the way the cords plug in. The cords stick straight out from the monitor. Slow turn on time - but monitors don't just pop on anymore, do they?

Other Thoughts: Great picture, the bezel is slick looking, but I wish they made it more intuitive to switch inputs.

SiliconDust HDHR3-CC HDHomeRun PRIME 3-Tuner US CableTV with CableCARD Stream Premium Channels and Cut the Cord
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Easy setup with Linux (using well-worn OpenSuse 11.4). Picture looks great, super-easy setup with MythTV .25-fixes (even easier than my DVB tuners). Silent and usable by multiple computers on the network. Just plain awesome.

Cons: Not much of a con, but it would be slightly better to allow firmware upgrades through the web interface rather than having to build a interface from source. Not complaining though! I appreciate ANY company that supports Linux. Not hot, but not super-cool either.

Other Thoughts: It'd be nice to have on-board h264 encoding, but what this gives you is awesome. I haven't tried encrypted channels with a CableCard yet, although I anticipate having to when the cable companies switch everything to encrypted. (D*** you FCC).

AMD Athlon X2 4850e Dual-Core 2.5 GHz Socket AM2 45W ADH4850DOBOX Processor
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Nice cool and quick 01/10/2009

This review is from: AMD Athlon X2 4850e Dual-Core 2.5 GHz Socket AM2 45W ADH4850DOBOX Processor

Pros: Stays cool, and it seems only a little slower than my 5000+. All in all, it works better than I thought it would in my HTC MythTV box.

Cons: none, really. The Stock fan is a little loud, but not too bad. It may just seem loud because everything else is so quiet.

Other Thoughts: I really hope AMD catches up soon. I don't want to only have to choose from what Intel thinks I should have.


Jeremy E.'s Profile

Display Name: Jeremy E.

Date Joined: 06/11/07

  • Reviews: 20
  • Helpfulness: 10
  • First Review: 09/05/07
  • Last Review: 12/02/12
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